Two easy cookies

Two easy cookies

So being poor means cutting back on a lot of things, realizing what you do and don't need, and what you can live without. Poor eating usually means basics, and sweets and treats are usually a no-show, because they are just too expensive.

Here are two cookie recipes that are easy, and easy on the wallet.

Cake Mix Cookes
You need:
1 package cake mix (any flavor, whatever is on sale!)
2 eggs
1/3 cup veggie oil
optional: chocolate chips, or or nuts, or M+M's

Preheat oven to 350*F. Combine all ingredients. Drop by the teaspoon, about 1" apart on an ungreased baking pan. Bake for about 7 minutes, or until slightly browned.


Peanut Butter Cookies (also, point of fact, these are Gluten Free for anyone with Celiacs! An added bonus!)
1.5 cup peanut butter
0.5 packed brown sugar
1 lg egg white

Preheat oven to 350*F. Combine all ingredients. Form mixture into 1" balls, then drop them on ungreased baking pan. Press with fork to make the criss-crossed pattern, and to flatten balls. Bake 12-15 minutes.


The second recipe is a little more pricey because of the call for brown sugar (which isn't widely used), and using only the egg white, not the whole egg, but what I usually end up doing is getting the smallest bag of brown sugar that I can, and zip-locking what I don't use and saving it (it actually saves very well in a dry area), or I will mix it lightly with some sharp cheddar cheese chunks--it really does taste good! And with the egg yolk, I usually end up cracking a second egg and mix them together and have scrambled eggs while the cookies cook.


Just because you're poor doesn't mean you can't treat yourself to a sweet now and then!
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